Dr. Thompson completed her Doctor of Medicine (MD) and residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Alberta in 2004. She completed an additional training program in Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary in 2005. Dr. Thompson has worked as a Family Physician since 2005 in both rural areas and urban centers; and has a strong interests in the areas of homelessness, immigrant health, justice, addiction & mental health. She has experience working as a member of interdisciplinary health teams that specialize in treating individuals facing multiple barriers to health care.
Since she began practicing medicine, Dr. Thompson has taken an interest in providing care to marginalized populations and has been an active member of organizations and committees that were solution-focused with the community in mind. She was the Co-Chair of the Prevention Sub-Committee for the Committee to End Homeless in Calgary; the Director of a highly innovative housing and health start up program in Calgary; and was appointed as a Member of the Board for the Alberta Secretariat for Action on Homelessness which developed a 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness for the province. Dr. Thompson has also provided consulting services to the Government of Alberta where she developed a provincial model to integrate services for individuals with complex needs involved in the Criminal Justice System. Currently, Dr. Thompson works as an Assistant Research Professor at Arizona State University in the College of Health Solutions. Her interest is in providing education to young healthcare professionals with a focus on best practices in inter-professional teamwork and providing high quality health and wellness services to underserved populations in Maricopa County.